On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar:

• A man shot and killed three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in what investigators say was a parking dispute. But civil rights groups wonder if the crime stems from an anti-Muslim bias. [AlJazeera] 

• The Fifty Shades of Grey film comes out this weekend, and the way it has redefined sexual norms in our culture continues to be troubling. [The Atlantic]

Four gay men are suing a gay conversion “therapist” for false claims that their homosexuality could be “cured,” and the court ruling could signify the first step toward outlawing the practice as a whole. [Slate]

• Facebook has been suspending the accounts of Native Americans, citing their use of “fake names.” [Colorlines]

• The amount of lead acting roles for women have gotten worse, not better. A recent study highlights that only 12 percent of film protagonists in 2014 were female, compared to 16 percent in 2002. [Variety]

• “I am just not very good at bullshitting.” —President Obama on the “political necessity” of his early opposition to same-sex marriage, according to a new book by former top adviser David Axelrod. [The Guardian]

• According to a recent report, Black female students are six times more likely to get suspended than their white counterparts. [Salon]

• Here’s an interview with Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell on the insidiousness of modern sexism. [Hitfix]

• And finally, here’s a meme for the ages: Cathy comics replaced with Louis C.K. quotes. [CathyCK] 

a cathy comic where she's saying "kids are buckets of disease that live in your house"

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments! 

by Ariana Vives
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Ariana Vives is a former Bitch new media intern. She finally got into The Walking Dead and hopes some good will come from this.

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